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Get sensitized on upcoming threats for Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Punjab

by Dr. Muhammad Rasheed - Lack of understanding on Policy Framework It's very satisfying that development of livestock sector has priority in discussion, presentation and implementation by all relevant icons. The whole scenario is leading towards “Reforms in Livestock Sector for Development”. The workable strategy already indicated in Livestock development strategy document by PRMP with approval of concerned authorities indicate shift from Curative to Preventive and Production. Moreover,…

Import of food items: TDAP holds seminar on Russian market opportunities

January 01, 2015 - BR Report - Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has organised a seminar on market opportunities and regulatory regimes of Russian Federation regarding import of food items here on Wednesday. The main purpose of the seminar was to create awareness among the exporters, producers and growers of food and agro products to benefit from the situation that has emerged after the imposition of ban by Russian Federation on food and agricultural products from the…

Milking money in the dairy farm business: Success Story

December 28, 2014 - By Imran Rana FAISALABAD(Express): Eight years ago, after graduating from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Basharat Jaspal decided to try his luck in retail business. Today, when he looks back, he feels it was one of the best decisions of his life. Jaspal started a dairy farm with five buffaloes and climbed the success ladder. Within eight years, he became the owner of Sarbuland dairy and livestock farm in Faisalabad, which comprised over 500 buffaloes…

PARC chief highlights food insecurity

December 24, 2014 Islamabad(INP): Workshop on enhancing understanding and implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture organised at NARC Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad has said that humanity is facing the interrelated challenges of food security, loss of agricultural biodiversity and climate change as more than one billion people are suffering from continual hunger and malnutrition. Dr…

Social side of food insecurity

December 10, 2014 - BR Report - Successive governments in Pakistan have been fond of taking credit for high agriculture produce, especially in staple crops like wheat, rice and sugarcane. But they are usually clueless about why, then, Pakistan has very high incidence of food insecurity. Various estimates converge towards a damning indictment that Pakistans food insecurity rate is more than 50 percent - that is, every second Pakistani is food insecure - and that the incidence is growing…

Food security and dairy products

November 25, 2014 - S M Hali  - According to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), hunger in Pakistan is at emergency levels after years of conflict and natural calamities. Fifteen percent of children are severely malnourished and some 40 percent suffer from stunted growth, which is an emergency situation both with respect to food security as well as malnutrition. An important basis for the persistent food insecurity in Pakistan is the low productivity of crops and livestock as compared to…

Dutch offer to share dairy expertise with Pakistan

Interactive session held on Pak-Dutch opportunities for dairy sector enhancement The Dutch embassy hosted an interactive session on “Exploring Opportunities in the Dairy Sector: Avenues of Pak-Dutch Cooperation” at the Pearl Continental Hotel in collaboration with the Dairy Training Centre and Solve AgriPak. Frans van Rijn, Charge d’Affaires of the embassy, welcomed the guests who represented the corporate dairy sector, academia, various government and skills development bodies and…

Bilateral cooperation: Programme for agri-productivity set to begin

November 1, 2014 FAISALABAD(Express): The third phase of the Australia-Pakistan Agriculture Sector Linkages Programme (APASLP) is set to begin soon. A decision regarding this was taken during a meeting on Friday between a two member-Australian delegation and University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice-Chancellor Iqrar Ahmed Khan. The delegation was composed of Sandra Mustafa from the University of Canberra and APASLP Operations Manager Munawar Kazmi. The initiative would…

Mycotoxins in dairy cattle

Dr Anas Ahmed Khan Mycotoxins:  Effects on Dairy Production Introduction: Mycotoxins are biologically diverse toxic secondary metabolites of fungi and are being produced by several mould species including Aspergillus, Fusarium and Penicillium. The occurrence of mould and mycotoxins in food and animal feed is a problem of major concern internationally. Several hundred mycotoxins have been identified and reported in scientific literature yet but few of them pose a sever threat to public…

Use of dogs for heat detection in farm animals

Imaad Rashid and Prof. (R) Dr. Ghulam Muhammad August 16, 2014 Efficient heat detection is a persistent challenge on most dairy farms for optimal reproductive efficiency. Failure to detect heat in a timely manner is associated with several problems including:(a) Longer calving intervals lower life time milk production and fewer calves.(b) Breeding of cows unsuitable for insemination leads to decrease conception rates and wasted semen as well as time.(c) Combinations of unrecognized…

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